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LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls 17-year-old faces up to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in connection with a failed Jan. 12 home invasion on Linwood Avenue in the Falls.K’Shawn L. Sistrunk of McKoon Avenue admitted to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree burglary and was scheduled for sentencing Sept. 25 by in Niagara County Court Judge Sa…

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court to serving as a lookout during one of a series of armed robberies of 7-Eleven stores in the Niagara Falls area last September.The boy, who was 15 at the time of the crime, admitted to attempted second-degree robbery in an appearance before County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas. She shifted…

The Tonawanda City School Board unanimously elected a former president and vice president to their respective seats during their annual re-organizational meeting Tuesday night.Board Member Sharon Stuart, who served as board president in the past, received the full support of the board to return to the seat. Stuart, an administrative assistant for Dietrich funeral homes, is…

The Peace Bridge was closed briefly early today while Canadian authorities investigated a suspicious person and vehicle trying to enter the country, Niagara Regional Police reported.Police were called to the bridge at about midnight to assist the Canada Border Services Agency in its investigation.The substances, which were not further identified, were found to be natural m…

Buffalo Psychiatric Center will grow while other psychiatric centers in the state will close or change under a consolidation plan unveiled Wednesday by the state Office of Mental Health.Inpatient services now offered at the Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca and at the state psychiatric centers in Rochester and Elmira will be merged into the historic Buffalo fa…

Police have identified the man who was fatally shot late Monday night on Sun Street in Langfield Housing Projects.Raymond Carmichael, 20, of Northumberland Avenue was killed when someone fired a shotgun at him around 11 p.m., but his body was not discovered until shortly after dawn Tuesday on a back porch at a residence on the first block of Sun, according to police.Author…

Williamsville's most popular summer event has begun. The Old Home Days festival runs through Saturday at Island Park, behind town hall at 5583 Main St. We will have a complete listing of the schedule in tomorrow's paper. For more information on events and start times, visit this site.

WASHINGTON – Many people already know about the quagga mussel, the zebra mussel and the round goby that now infest the Great Lakes after stowing away and then getting released from the ballast tanks of international ships.Fearing that new regulations will allow more invaders like these, the National Wildlife Federation said Wednesday that it has joined other environmenta…

NIAGARA FALLS – A 12th Street man turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning for his alleged role in the abandonment of three dogs, which included a puppy that died a four days later.Donald Ruben, 42, was charged with three counts of animal cruelty for abandonment and neglect of the three dogs. He reportedly surrendered to authorities at the Niagara Falls Police …

An Alden native who was attacked after a concert last weekend at Darien Lake Arts Center remains in a coma at Erie County Medical Center.Jason McNeil, 43, was punched in the head while walking in the parking lot following Friday’s performance by Kid Rock. When he fell, the back of his head hit the ground, a cousin told the Tuscaloosa News. McNeil now lives in Tuscaloos…

State officials plan to open a new center in Buffalo to help local manufacturers develop innovative new products that they might not otherwise have the resources to do on their own.Plans for an Advanced Manufacturing Institute still are being developed, but the project is expected to be one of the key initiatives backed by the Western New York Regional Economic Development…

A Batavia man has been identified as the victim of Monday afternoon’s fatal collision involving two trucks near Rochester.Shawn Wetmore, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 1 p.m. in the Town of Brighton. State Police said he was traveling north on Route 590 when another driver lost control of a tanker truck traveling from the we…

WASHINGTON – New commercial airline pilots will need to have far more experience before climbing into the cockpit under a new set of federal rules unveiled Wednesday that won widespread praise from the Families of Continental Flight 3407 and members of Congress.The new Federal Aviation Administration rules, which stem from a law Congress passed in reaction to the crash o…

LOCKPORT – A Lockport woman is headed for the state prison system’s secure drug treatment facility after pleading guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court.Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said Paula C. McElwain, 39, of LaGrange Street, “has profound mental health issues and substance abuse issues.”The program at Willard Correctional Facility offers parole after 90 days, but…